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109 Colleges
88,621 Yearly Graduations
$57,610 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,468 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Missouri ranked #16 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 88,621 students received some type of diploma that year. Missouri colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $14,402 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $16,043 per year.

About 59% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,367 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
9,279 Yearly Degrees
$8,822 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 22,197 full-time undergraduates at Mizzou, and 30,844 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Mizzou. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 44% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,779 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Mizzou with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $39,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,474 Yearly Degrees
$52,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Washington University in St Louis is 15,303, of which 7,074 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at WUSTL. The freshman retention rate is 97%.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

19% of WUSTL students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,835 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from WUSTL is $56,500.

#3

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,075 Yearly Degrees
$13,500 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 12,736 students at Webster in total, 2,297 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Webster undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

68% of Webster students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,646 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Webster is $33,700.

Public Public vs. Private
5,042 Yearly Degrees
$5,022 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 23,697 students at Missouri State in total, 15,363 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Missouri State undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,840 a year. Missouri State has a 5.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri State is $32,000.

#5

Columbia College

Columbia, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,190 Yearly Degrees
$7,874 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Columbia College is 13,492, of which 5,163 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,362 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Columbia College Missouri is $33,000.

#6

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
3,441 Yearly Degrees
$9,238 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,760 full-time undergraduates at UMKC, and 16,372 students altogether. For undergraduates at UMKC, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 49% of students at UMKC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,713 a year. UMKC has a 7.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,435 Yearly Degrees
$20,340 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Saint Louis University is 14,581, of which 6,625 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SLU is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,533 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from SLU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
3,381 Yearly Degrees
$7,164 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 7,701 full-time undergraduates at UCM, and 12,333 students altogether. For undergraduates at UCM, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 64% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,365 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCM is $32,500.

#9

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,303 Yearly Degrees
$16,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Lindenwood University is 10,025, of which 6,215 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Roughly 63% of students at Lindenwood University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,626 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Lindenwood University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
3,063 Yearly Degrees
$11,436 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Missouri - St Louis is 16,715, of which 5,492 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 45% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,616 a year. UMSL has a 7.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMSL is $35,400.

#11

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,733 Yearly Degrees
$5,917 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,457 students at Park University in total, 4,134 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Park University is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 69%. Of the accepted students, 49% are men and 50% are women.

66% of Park University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,858 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Park University is $38,800.

Public Public vs. Private
2,655 Yearly Degrees
$10,061 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,128 full-time undergraduates at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and 8,883 students altogether. It takes the average Missouri University of Science and Technology undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Of the accepted students, 75% are men and 25% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,992 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Missouri University of Science and Technology is $58,700.

#13

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
2,230 Yearly Degrees
$4,981 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 11,486 students at Southeast Missouri State University in total, 7,779 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Southeast Missouri State University is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 85%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

55% of Southeast Missouri State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,222 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,995 Yearly Degrees
$14,346 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Maryville University of Saint Louis is 7,689, of which 2,375 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

51% of Maryville U students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,119 a year. Maryville U has a 3.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Maryville U with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,952 Yearly Degrees

There are 14,874 students at MCC-KC in total, 6,693 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at MCC-KC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,430 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MCC-KC is $27,000.

#16

Saint Louis Community College

Saint Louis, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,948 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,089 full-time undergraduates at Saint Louis Community College, and 18,835 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Saint Louis Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,003 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Saint Louis Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,837 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,773 full-time undergraduates at OTC, and 12,692 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 56% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $1,548 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from OTC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,561 Yearly Degrees
$5,775 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Northwest Missouri State University is 6,338, of which 4,806 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 74% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

65% of Northwest students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,076 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,400 during the early-career years.

#19

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
1,445 Yearly Degrees
$8,724 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Truman State University is 6,272, of which 5,134 students are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Truman State. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 67% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,192 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Truman State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,219 Yearly Degrees
$28,016 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $99,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,214 Yearly Degrees
$6,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,358 full-time undergraduates at Missouri Southern, and 6,174 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Missouri Southern is 4.8 years.

Around 95% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,872 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,500 during the early-career years.

#22

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
922 Yearly Degrees
$15,570 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Rockhurst University is 3,043, of which 1,445 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Rockhurst undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 72%. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

67% of Rockhurst students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,066 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,000 during the early-career years.

#23

William Woods University

Fulton, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
916 Yearly Degrees
$6,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,284 students at William Woods in total, 794 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average William Woods undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 75%. Around 24% of accepted students are men, and 76% are women.

60% of William Woods students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,701 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from William Woods with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Missouri Baptist University

Saint Louis, Missouri
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
880 Yearly Degrees
$9,801 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,519 full-time undergraduates at MBU, and 5,488 students altogether. For undergraduates at MBU, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 55% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 54% are men and 46% are women.

71% of MBU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,451 a year. MBU has a 6.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MBU is $29,800.

#25

Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, Missouri
Public Public vs. Private
860 Yearly Degrees
$6,828 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Missouri Western State University is 5,533, of which 3,498 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Western undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

54% of Western students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,872 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Western with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Missouri Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Southwest Baptist University 813
27 St Charles Community College 788
28 State Fair Community College 766
29 Central Methodist University - College of Graduate & Extended Studies 747
30 Jefferson College 734
31 Crowder College 721
32 Moberly Area Community College 718
33 Mineral Area College 572
34 Drury-University-College-Of-Continuing-Professional-Studies 520
35 Evangel University 508
36 Three Rivers College 485
37 Fontbonne University 460
38 Barnes - Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing 456
39 East Central College 454
40 Ranken Technical College 453
41 Avila University 451
42 St Louis College of Pharmacy 443
43 Drury University 423
44 Lincoln University 409
45 State Technical College of Missouri 405
46 Logan University 395
47 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 355
48 William Jewell College 349
49 North Central Missouri College 324
50 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 312
51 Cox College 305
52 College of the Ozarks 287
53 Missouri State University-West Plains 275
54 Culver - Stockton College 264
55 Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences 245
56 Central Methodist University - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 241
57 Hannibal - LaGrange University 237
58 Stephens College 233
59 Missouri Valley College 228
60 Westminster College Missouri 209
61 Vatterott College - Berkeley 188
62 Harris - Stowe State University 176
63 Ozark Christian College 158
64 Research College of Nursing 156
65 Chamberlain University - Missouri 135
66 Concordia Seminary 134
67 Covenant Theological Seminary 132
68 Kansas City Art Institute 129
69 DeVry University - Missouri 97
70 Cottey College 96
71 Concorde Career Colleges 90
72 Bryan University 83
73 Vatterott College-St Charles 79
74 Vatterott College - Sunset Hills 77
75 St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton 73
76 Nazarene Theological Seminary 72
77 Vatterott College-Kansas City 70
77 Kaplan University-St. Louis 70
79 Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences 69
80 Calvary University 64
81 Vatterott College-ex’treme Institute by Nelly-St Louis 61
82 Stevens - The Institute of Business & Arts 58
82 Pinnacle Career Institute-South Kansas City 58
84 Baptist Bible College 56
85 Central Christian College of the Bible 49
86 American Business and Technology University 46
87 Midwest Institute 40
88 St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis 37
88 University of Phoenix - Missouri 37
90 L’Ecole Culinaire-Kansas City 35
91 Aquinas Institute of Theology 33
92 Saint Louis Christian College 32
93 Eden Theological Seminary 30
94 L’Ecole Culinaire-St Louis 29
95 Bolivar Technical College 26
96 City Vision University 25
97 Kenrick Glennon Seminary 24
98 Vatterott College-Springfield 23
98 Metro Business College-Cape Girardeau 23
100 Metro Business College-Jefferson City 19
101 WellSpring School of Allied Health-Kansas City 18
102 Vatterott College-Joplin 17
103 Texas County Technical College 16
104 Conception Seminary College 15
104 Urshan Graduate School of Theology 15
106 Metro Business College-Rolla 7
106 American Trade School 7
108 Pinnacle Career Institute-North Kansas City 2
109 Wellspring-School-Of-Allied-Health-Springfield 0

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